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  1. 23 Jan '15 15:41 / 1 edit
    I knew a chess player many years ago when I lived in London. Let's call him Mr Finebloke.

    Anyway, Mr Finebloke had a habit of entering Swiss tournaments on the day, promising the organiser that he would pay the entry fee later. He would generally win in the first round or two and then disappear as soon as he lost a game, usually before he got round to paying. He was one of the most objectionable people I have ever met (though I have yet to meet Greenpawn).

    That was all a long time ago. I hope Mr Finebloke has changed his ways.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/11364939/Chess-players-7-year-legal-battle-isnt-black-and-white.html
  2. Subscriber 64squaresofpain On Vacation
    The drunk knight
    23 Jan '15 18:52
    At least neither of them was called Mr. Goodbishop, else they would have had a bad night (ouch)

    Seriously though, how petty is that? Just pay ur debt, give him a check or something, and move on with your selfmate
  3. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    23 Jan '15 20:44
    Originally posted by Data Fly
    That was all a long time ago. I hope Mr Finebloke has changed his ways.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/11364939/Chess-players-7-year-legal-battle-isnt-black-and-white.html
    Coincidence with the names there ... oh ๐Ÿ˜ณ I see what you've done ...
  4. 23 Jan '15 20:54
    If only the name of the case was Bishop v. Knight.
  5. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    23 Jan '15 21:08
    I say he was rooking them.
  6. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    23 Jan '15 23:14
    A bit of a wiseguy this Goodfella?
  7. 24 Jan '15 11:14
    Here is a game that the Great Will Burt sent me between himself and Russell Goodfellow.
  8. 24 Jan '15 23:09 / 1 edit
    Hi Data Fly

    What all this:

    "though I have yet to meet Greenpawn..."

    We met at the last British Championship, I beat you in 20 moves and then lent you £150.

    I have not got it back yet.
  9. Subscriber 64squaresofpain On Vacation
    The drunk knight
    25 Jan '15 02:18
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Hi Data Fly

    What all this:

    "though I have yet to meet Greenpawn..."

    We met at the last British Championship, I beat you in 20 moves and then lent you £150.

    I have not got it back yet.
    Take his @$$ to court!!!!
  10. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    25 Jan '15 02:18
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Hi Data Fly

    What all this:

    "though I have yet to meet Greenpawn..."

    We met at the last British Championship, I beat you in 20 moves and then lent you £150.

    I have not got it back yet.
    Well. somebody got pounded...
  11. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    26 Jan '15 08:47
    Originally posted by Paul Leggett
    Well. somebody got pounded...
    ... and all in farthings. Where is Maj. Bloodnok now that we need him?
  12. 28 Jan '15 00:24
    Mr Bishop has posted some corrections to the Telegraph story (and also a delightful picture of Mr Goodfellow):
    http://www.ecforum.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7135&start=15#p151718
  13. 29 Jan '15 00:09
    The only time I've seen first hand a chess squabble nearly going to court
    was when the Edinburgh Wandering Dragons failed to post their application
    to play in the Edinburgh League.

    Their late application was refused and although they were the current
    Edinburgh League Champions it did seem like they would not be allowed
    to defend their title.

    The league Sec was probably just putting the wind up them and had every intention
    of allowing them to play. At the previous AGM he did say he was fed up
    with the late applications and he would refuse any late entries.

    Dragons threatened legal action and the whole sorry mess appeared on
    the front page of The Scotsman.

    Dragons were eventully allowed in to defend their title.
  14. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    29 Jan '15 15:03 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    The only time I've seen first hand a chess squabble nearly going to court
    was when the Edinburgh Wandering Dragons failed to post their application
    to play in the Edinburgh League.

    Their late application was refused and although they were the current
    Edinburgh League Champions it did seem like they would not be allowed
    to defend their title.

    ...[text shortened]... on
    the front page of The Scotsman.

    Dragons were eventully allowed in to defend their title.
    So they didn't have to wander off๐Ÿ™‚ So did they win?

    So Data fly is all talk and no play here.
  15. 31 Jan '15 03:13
    Hi Data Fly - I know it's going off track a bit, but you've been here 5 years, you seem to know your chess, however you have not played a single game or even one solitary move here! No offence intended but what's that about? I'm curious!